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The UNICEF Innocenti Research Centre has as its prime objectives to improve international understanding of the issues relating to children’s rights, to promote economic policies that advance the cause of children, and to help facilitate full implementation of the Convention on the Rights of the Child universally.

UNICEF Innocenti Research Centre
UNICEF Innocenti Research Centre
AIDS PUBLIC POLICY & CHILD WELL

AIDS, Public Policy and Child Well-being

13 Jun 2009
This book reviews the community and public policy interventions introduced so far to moderate the impact of the disease on children and families, and discusses the advantages and limitations of such interventions. The main constraint to the measures introduced so far is their nearly exclusive foc...
REFORMING CHILD LAW IN SOUTH AFRIC

Reforming Child Law in South Africa

Budgeting and Implementation Planning

23 Jun 2009
This publication documents a rare attempt to assess all the steps involved in legal reform for realization of child rights and make a detailed estimate of the costs at each step. The case study addresses two costing projects in connection with these reforms: one for development of a child justice...
LAW REFORM IMPLEMEN RGHTS CHILD

Law Reform and Implementation of the Convention on the Rights of the Child

13 Jun 2009
The study reviews the legislation concerning the rights of children since the adoption of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC), as well as questions such as reservations and the status of the CRC in domestic law. It mainly focuses on laws adopted or amended by the national legislature,...
SOUTH ASIA IN ACTION PREVENTING

South Asia in Action

Preventing and Responding to Child Trafficking - Child Rights-based Programme Practices

Series:
Insight Innocenti
4 Jun 2009
The present study addresses programme practices that aim to combat child trafficking in South Asia. It presents three case studies of child rights-based initiatives, with a strong focus on prevention, along with other components of rights-based programming. These initiatives have been developed b...
CLIMATE CHANGE & CHILDREN

Climate Change and Children

A Human Security Challenge - Policy Review Paper

13 Jun 2009
The evidence presented in this review confirms the centrality of children and their unique vulnerabilities to global, national and subnational policies and frameworks on climate change and human security. It also identifies a gap in existing agreements, protocols and policies that have not suffic...
CHILD CARE TRANSITION

The Child Care Transition

A League Table of Early Childhood Education and Care in Economically Advanced Countries

Series:
Innocenti Report Card
13 Jun 2009
A great change is coming over childhood in the world's richest countries. Today's rising generation is the first in which a majority are spending a large part of early childhood in some form of out-of-home child care. At the same time, neuroscientific research is demonstrating that loving, stable...
CHANGING HARMFUL SOCIAL CONV

Changing a Harmful Social Convention

Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting

Series:
Innocenti Digest
28 Jan 2008
This Innocenti Digest examines the social dynamics of female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C). In communities where it is practiced, FGM/C is an important part of girls’ and women’s cultural gender identity. The procedure imparts a sense of pride, of coming of age and a feeling of community me...
PROMOT RGHTS CHILDRN DISABILITIES

Promoting the Rights of Children with Disabilities

Series:
Innocenti Digest
28 Jan 2008
The Innocenti Digest on Promoting the Rights of Children with Disabilities attempts to provide a global perspective on the situation of some 200 million children with disabilities. The Digest is based on reports from countries across regions and from a wide range of sources. These include account...
CHILD TRAFFICKING IN EUROPE

Child Trafficking in Europe

A Broad Vision to Put Children First - Summary Report

25 Jan 2008
This Report examines how the European region is responding to child trafficking. It assesses the legal, policy and implementation frameworks in place to address this phenomenon, which affects the lives of untold numbers of children and families in the region.
PROTEFEONS LES ENFANTS TOUCHES PAR

Protégeons les enfants touchés par le VIH et le SIDA

Series:
Insight Innocenti
21 Feb 2008
Ce rapport entend faire progresser le débat sur l'impact du VIH et du sida sur les enfants en attirant l'attention sur la situation des enfants orphelins à cause du sida et sur les limites des réponses actuelles pour faire appliquer leurs droits. Il examine également les options de soutien à ces ...
CARING FOR CHILDREN AFFECTED

Caring for Children Affected by HIV and AIDS

Series:
Insight Innocenti
28 Jan 2008
This Insight is intended to advance the discussion on the impact of HIV and AIDS on children in three key ways: by drawing attention to the situation of children orphaned by AIDS and the limitations of current responses for the realization of their rights; by reviewing the options for the care of...
BIRTH REGISTRATION & ARMED CONFL

Birth Registration and Armed Conflict

Series:
Insight Innocenti
29 Jan 2008
The present publication reviews the problem of non-registration in conflict-affected countries while drawing on case studies to analyze successful or promising initiatives to ensure registration. The ultimate goal is to assist practitioners in the field in conflict and post-conflict environments ...
CITIES WITH CHILDREN CHILD FRIEND

Cities With Children

Child Friendly Cities in Italy

Series:
Insight Innocenti
29 Jan 2008
The present study describes the evolution of childhood in Italy and the emergence of a new culture of the city. It analyses the consideration given to the Child Friendly Cities initiative and in particular the attention provided to the child as an active citizen and the role of the city in promot...
CHILD POVERTY IN PERSPECTIVE

Child Poverty in Perspective

An Overview of Child Well-being in Rich Countries - A Comprehensive Assessment of the Lives and Well-being of Children and Adolescents in the Economically Advanced Nations

Series:
Innocenti Report Card
1 Jan 2007
This Report Card provides a comprehensive assessment of the lives and well-being of children and young people in 21 nations of the industrialized world. Its purpose is to encourage monitoring, to permit comparison, and to stimulate the discussion and development of policies to improve children’s ...
GENERAL MEASURES THE CONV RGHTS

General Measures of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, The

The Process in Europe and Central Asia

11 Aug 2006
This study is based primarily on the reports of States Parties to the Committee on the Rights of the Child and other documents generated as part of the reporting process established under the CRC and it is supplemented in some cases by information received from UNICEF field offices and partners, ...
MAKING PHILIPPINE CITIES CHILD FRI

Making Philippine Cities Child Friendly

Voices of Children in Poor Communities

Series:
Insight Innocenti
21 Apr 2006
The study analyses how the Philippines national Child Friendly Movement has enhanced the capacity of local governments, communities and young people to fulfil the rights of the poorest children. The study uses participatory methodologies and reflects the viewpoint of children and the community. I...
EVOLVING CAPACITIES OF THE CHILD

Evolving Capacities of the Child, The

Series:
Insight Innocenti
26 Aug 2005
The Convention on the Rights of the Child introduced for the first time in an international human rights treaty, the concept of the ‘evolving capacities’ of the child. This principle recognizes that, as children acquire enhanced competencies, there is a diminishing need for protection and a great...
LAYING THE FOUNDATIONS FOR CHILDRE

Laying the Foundations for Children's Rights

Series:
Insight Innocenti
26 Aug 2005
This study provides a critical and constructive analysis of how far the international community and individual states have come in their efforts to establish the normative, legal, and institutional frameworks which are essential if the aspirations of the Convention the Rights of the Child are to ...
CHILD POVERTY IN RICH COUNTRIES 05

Child Poverty in Rich Countries 2005

Series:
Innocenti Report Card
6 May 2005
This Review finds that the proportion of children living in poverty has risen in a majority of the world’s developed economies for which data are available. No matter which of the commonly-used poverty measures is applied, the situation of children is seen to have deteriorated over the last decad...
TRAFFICKING IN HUMAN BEINGS ESPECI

Trafficking in Human Beings, Especially Women and Children, in Africa

Series:
Insight Innocenti
2 Nov 2004
Trafficking in human beings is increasingly understood as a major and worldwide human rights violation and development issue. UNICEF Innocenti Research Centre new Insight Trafficking in Human Beings, Especially Women and Children in Africa shows the growing acknowledgement of the problem in Afric...
LEAGUE TABLE CHILD MALTREATMENT

League Table of Child Maltreatment Deaths in Rich Nations, A

Series:
Innocenti Report Card
30 Apr 2004
This publication is the fifth in a series of Innocenti Report Cards designed to monitor the performance of industrialized nations in meeting the needs of their children. Each Report Card presents and analyzes league tables ranking the performance of rich nations against critical indicators of chi...
LEAGUE TABLE OF EDUCATIONAL DISADV

League Table of Educational Disadvantage in Rich Nations, A

Series:
Innocenti Report Card
4 Apr 2003
This publication monitors the performance of industrialized countries in meeting the needs of their children. Using data from two different surveys of students in twenty-four OECD countries, it presents the big picture of how well each country’s educational system is performing when measured by (...
LEAGUE TABLE OF TEENAGE BIRTHS

League Table of Teenage Births in Rich Nations, A

Series:
Innocenti Report Card
30 Nov 2001
This publication presents the most up-to-date and comprehensive survey on teenage birth rates in the industrialized world. It attempts to analyze why some countries have teenage birth rates that are as much as ten or even fifteen times higher than others.
LEAGUE TABLE CHILD DEATHS INJRY

League Table of Child Deaths by Injury in Rich Nations, A

Series:
Innocenti Report Card
9 Mar 2001
This second Innocenti Report Card focuses on child death by injury in the member countries of the OECD. It presents, for the first time, a standardized league table ranking 26 of the world's richest nations according to their injury death rates for children aged 1 to 14. Even though child injury ...
LEAGUE TABLE CHILD POVERTY RICH

A League Table of Child Poverty in Rich Nations

Series:
Innocenti Report Card
18 Aug 2000
This publication provides the most comprehensive estimates so far of child poverty across the 23 member countries of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), the world's wealthiest nations. It highlights the fact that despite a doubling of national incomes in most OECD na...